Clinique Superdefense City Block SPF 50

Clinique Superdefense City Block SPF 50, 40ml – £ 23.00

SPF 50

Broad Spectrum

Non-organic vs organic?

Main SPF active ingredients?
Zinc oxide. Titanium Dioxide. Homosalate.

Full inches:
Octinoxate 5.0%, Titanium Dioxide 3.2%, Zinc Oxide 3.6% Ingredients: Water Aqua Eau, Dimethicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Acetycene Methylhexene, Butylene Glycol , Hydrated Silica, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / Pvp Crosspolymer, Hydroxyapatite, Cetyl Peg / Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone / Peg-10/15 Crosspolenton, Sodite Bual, Sodium Bial, Sodium Rna, , Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Peg-8 Laurate, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Tocopherol, Sodium Citrate, Disodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Iron Oxides, Iron Oxides (Ci 7749) Oxides (Ci 77492)

Cream. Oil free.

Residue on darker skins?
Not suitable for darker skins.

Does it work under makeup?
Yes but if you suffer from a drier skin you may want something oilier.

How does it look / feel on the skin?
Quite mattifying, you can tell it’s there, if you know what I mean.


Suitable for all skin types?
Labelled as suitable for all skins but I would need something more moisturizing but good if you are balanced, oily or combination.

Any skin benefits?
Hyaluronic acid and wheat protein to be hydrating and quick-absorbing.

You Need This If:
You have a balanced, combination or oily skin and want a high SPF.

You Don’t Need This If:
You have a mature, drier skin.

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The correct scientific terminology for UV filters is organic (chemical, such as avobenzone, octocrylene or oxybenzone) or inorganic (physical, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide).
Both types of work by absorbing the rays and turning them into heat, but with inorganic aka physical sunscreens, between 5% and 10% of incoming rays are reflected and scattered.

With organic filters (‘chemical’ in the traditional, non-scientific sense), the UV rays are mostly absorbed and turned into heat in the skin.

Always apply last after moisturizer, before makeup – unless otherwise stated.
Reapply every two hours if in active sun (on holiday, sunbathing, generally being outside all day).
Reapply after swimming or excessive sweating / drying off with a towel.

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